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Mayor Bloomberg Says Daughter Fine After Horse Riding Fall

By Della Hasselle | November 13, 2010 11:43am | Updated on November 13, 2010 11:42am
Georgina Bloomberg, who was hurt in a horse riding accident Friday.
Georgina Bloomberg, who was hurt in a horse riding accident Friday.
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By Della Hasselle

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — Mayor Mike Bloomberg's daughter is fine after falling during a horse jumping event, he told radio station WOR-AM.

And he said doctors are struggling to decide if her injuries are from the latest fall, or if they occurred during the many she's had before.

"She is fine, I think," Bloomberg told WOR-AM yesterday, adding that Georgina had previously sufferend similiar injuries.

"She's got a lot of cracked vertebrae, but they may have been from older accidents," the mayor told the News. "The doctors are trying to find some old x-rays and see whether, how much is new. But she'll be fine."

Georgina suffered a concussion when she tumbled from her mount — called Radio City — at a halloween-themed event in Syracuse earlier this month.

Bloomberg added that Georgina, who has also suffered a broken back, collarbone, leg and foot and once compared her battle scars with a 300-pound football player, was pretty independent.

"George is a very tough kid," Bloomberg told the radio station. "And part of the answer to 'How is she?' - she's not going to tell you."

Shortly after his daughter was taken to the hospital for a concussion and possible cracked vertebrae, Bloomberg also said that he's always worried about his daughter getting hurt.

"It's a dangerous sport. The horse weighs 2,000 pounds. George weights 100," he said. "That's a pretty big mismatch."